Registrations open for climate finance course in Dhaka

News, 6 November 2015
A five-day course aims to enable government officials from developing countries to manage climate finance more effectively.

These houses on stilts in Mawa in Bangladesh are specially designed to be portable, so that they can be moved quickly in the event of a storm (Photo: BBC World Service Bangladesh, Creative Commons via Flickr)

Registrations are now open for the 2016 Climate Finance Short Course, which takes place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 31 January to 4 February, 2016. 

The course is designed to strengthen government capacities to access, manage and deliver international and national climate finance more effectively. It is being sponsored by UKaid and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Full registration details are at the bottom of this page.

This training is aimed at officials from developing countries, especially of those from ministries of finance and planning, as well as representatives of National Designated Authorities for the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

The course includes three days of professional training, a one-day field visit and one day focused on peer-to-peer cross-country learning. The main modules are:

  1. Definitions and sources of climate finance 
  2. Climate finance and development finance 
  3. International and national policy response to climate change
  4. National climate finance: channels, on budget, off budget 
  5. Tools for analysing the budget
  6. International climate finance 
  7. Subnational climate finance
  8. Public-private climate finance
  9. Exercises and role play 
  10. Peer-to-peer learning network, and
  11. A field trip.

The programme will be delivered by:

Key benefits of attending the training include:

  • South-South experience sharing and mutual learning
  • Interactive learning for active knowledge generation, and
  • Professional networking.

Course details:

Date: 31 January to 4 February, 2016
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Target audience: Government officials from developing countries, including finance and planning ministry staff and representatives of National Designated Authorities for Green Climate Finance
Fees: The fee for international delegates is $1,500, and includes all tuition, hotel accommodation and food, field visit, training materials, access to alumni facilities airport transfers, but not air tickets. The fee for national delegates is $1,000, which includes all tuition, field visit, training materials, lunches, refreshments and access to alumni facilities, but not hotel accommodation.
How to apply: Download, complete and return the application form (Word)This document also contains the outline of the course.

Further resources

A topic guide for national governance of climate finance, Neha Rai, Nanki Kaur, Sam Greene, Bowen Wang, Paul Steele (2015), Evidence on Demand topic guide

A practical handbook for Green Climate Fund accreditation, Neha Rai, Marek Soanes (2015), IIED report


For more information about the course, contact:

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